Mark A. Perigard
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For 550 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 550
550 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    As Pops, the sitcom cliche of grumpy old grandpa, Laurence Fishburne (most recently on “Hannibal” and billed here a special guest star) squeezes every line until it coughs up a laugh.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The sense of loss, shock and mourning is still artfully conveyed. American TV rarely depicts the emotional fallout after a murder, preferring to focus on the investigation. Here, both elements are equally important. But Tennant seems tired, and you can understand why. He’s been all over this shore before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    A dramedy about an unplanned pregnancy? CW has nerve--and the creativity to carry it off.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Wilson might be playing Penny with a better apartment, but she’s always a delight. Marino makes for a great sparring partner, and Williams has been off our screens far too long.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Boardwalk shows no signs of losing its identity. All signs point to a bloody proper finish.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Many of his tricks here are explained, and the means of execution may only increase your appreciation for his genius. Less convincing is the miniseries’ speculation that the British intelligence agency MI-5 recruited him to act as a spy in the run-up to World War I.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    "The Chronicle" seems to want to have as much fun with its stories as its viewers. [12 Jul 2001]
    • Boston Herald
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Is the show still funny? Sure. But it now seems about as cutting edge and relevant as "Alf" or "Suddenly Susan."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s a treat being able to enjoy their black comedies back-to-back Monday nights, but “Nurse” shows symptoms of a serious malady: serial recidivism. We’ve seen all this before. It’s time for Jackie’s world to come crashing down, the sooner, the bigger the laughs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Spartacus fetishizes violence even more than it depicts sex and nudity, which is often. There’s a whole lot of B.C. banging going on here.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The show is often so gross, one is tempted to suggest that our local arts schools should start steering its graduates toward more meaningful fields--such as automotive mechanics or doggy waste disposal. But Blue is also frequently funny in a raunchy “American Pie” way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Sons doesn’t shine yet, but it could if the writers embrace their loony wild childs. Even at its worst, Sons is better than a third Seth MacFarlane cartoon
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    If the show can strike a balance between chuckles and capers, Covert Affairs won't be a secret. It will be USA Network's biggest hit.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    This is a series with no redemptive value. It barely qualifies as entertainment, but sexy summer trash will always find an audience. That's the inescapable truth at the heart of Pretty Little Liars.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Gravity’s inability to find a consistent tone may lead to its early demise.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Even offering a slightest knock of this show feels about as kind as, say, throwing a rock at a Haitian orphan. This viewer, however, is not convinced there’s a one-hour series here.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Detroit's on-location shooting aids its authenticity, but the show goes awry when it goes for a joke. For example, medical examiner Abbey Ward (Erin Cummings, "Mad Men") carries bruises from her after-hours avocation: roller derby. Detroit 1-8-7 is one of those shows that is going to need some time to finds its destination.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    You've seen this game before, but not played with this level of desperation. There are moments when the boardroom feeding frenzies might cause you to step away from the table. There's something to be said for escapist TV after all.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Delany can be both captivating and infuriating as the know-it-all medical examiner, but she always holds the screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Of the cast, Winger seems to be the weakest link, brittle and uncertain, but it's too soon in her arc to write her off. The series is like a mystery novel, but the crimes of the heart here are ones the patients unwittingly inflict upon themselves and the lengths they'll go to hide from the truth. Watching Byrne's sullen shrink match wits with Ryan's cool therapist is the best reason to book an appointment with In Treatment.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    In true "Grey's" fashion, each newbie is challenged with a case that dredges up the personal issues that brought them to this isolated spot, where, according to Ben, it's like practicing medicine in 1952 in a Third World country
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    On its last call, Rescue Me has saved a few treats in its fire truck.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Episodes has funny moments, [but] like "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the satire is an acquired taste and seems to be too inside showbiz to find a mass audience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Starz's Spartacus - Gods of the Arena is endlessly creative when it comes to all things stabby. It seems to have a bottomless bucket of fake blood in its production budget.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Skins feels raw and gritty. The characters' pain is often palpable. Only the show's target audience will know how true its portrayal of adolescence is, but it should make many parents pay closer attention to what's going on in their teenagers' lives.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Oh, you'll laugh. But you probably won't remember much of it the next day.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    So long as the dinos roam, Terra Nova has a future.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Mad doesn't stray far from "Mother's" formula
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    It's an extended "Law & Order" that never settles on a verdict.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Serenity arrives in surprising ways. Whether Mike makes it in this arena or not, Taking on Tyson suggests he's already won his toughest battle.

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